Re-entry from "Vacation Mode"
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Wow, I had SUCH fun last week with a group of visiting relatives from out of town. We toured Maine and Boston, having lunches out, lobster dinners, beer in the afternoon, and stops for ice cream. Boy, it was a good time.
And now I am back in "real life" and it is difficult to go back to the way my life was before. I forgot how enjoyable it is to eat other foods and I'm finding myself still wanting them. Scale was WAY up yesterday at a freakishly high number but has settled into a more reasonable figure this morning -- yet it's still 4 pounds up from where I was before the company arrived! Sheesh, really, FOUR POUNDS?!? I went to the gym, walked lots, and ate several salads plus seafood last week, but I guess the extra bread, alcohol and desserts caught up with me
So I am working very hard to get back on the healthy eating bandwagon because we all know how easily 4 pounds can slide into 8, and then 10, and then.....well, you Sparkies know what I'm talking about, we've all been there.
Anyway, last week was FUN FUN FUN, but weight gain is NOT fun fun fun. I need to remember how much better I feel at this lower weight and how I will NOT feel good if the scale keeps creeping up. Yesterday I cut up fruit for 5 breakfasts this week, and made 5 salads for my lunches. Today I will make a big pot of vegetable soup with turkey meatballs for easy, nutrition-packed dinners. I know that prepping is key for me and I want to be prepared for the week. It's also my first week back to my school job and, although the extra activity will help with my weight loss, I also know there will be cookies in the teachers' room!!
Have a great week everyone! I'm going to work hard to make it a good HEALTHY one!